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 2020-10-30 21:03 

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On a Halloween like no other, here's how N.H. towns are celebrating safely...

Granite Staters are preparing for a completely different kind of Halloween.This year, the coronavirus has cancelled major annual Halloween staples like the Portsmouth Halloween Parade and Laconia Pumpkin Fest, but many towns are still hosting events......

 2020-10-30 20:57 

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Students from Concord High, Rundlett test positive for COVID...

Two students at Concord High School and one student at Rundlett Middle School tested positive for COVID-19, the interim superintendent for Concord School District announced Friday.Classes will be moved online Nov. 2 to give the district time to deep......

 2020-10-30 20:21 

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Pats Peak prepares for a ski season that will (unfortunately) be unlike any other...

Skiers will notice plenty of changes at Pats Peak this season due to COVID-19, and that includes porta-potties. But at least they'll be nice ones."We've rented some high-end, wedding-quality porta-potties, to be located at base of the Valley a...

 2020-10-30 19:38 

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Everett Arena opening back up with new restrictions for athletes and skaters...

All staff, coaches, referees, and athletes at Everett Arena will now be required to get tested for COVID-19 before returning to the ice.Everett Arena closed its doors for two weeks, following positive COVID-19 tests for 158 people associated with the......

 2020-10-30 18:56 

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Nursing homes increase restrictions as COVID-19 cases across the state surge...

Nursing homes are reverting back to stricter restrictions as COVID-19 cases across the state surge. Long term care facilities, which enjoyed a short period of relief during the summer, are now all back either in Stage I or II of reopening, which......

 2020-10-30 17:35 

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Supreme Court sends Laurie List case back to the lower court...

The list of New Hampshire law enforcement officers with credibility issues, better known as the "Laurie list," may have moved one step closer to being made fully public with the N.H. Supreme Court's opinion Friday. But its ultimate fate will n...

 2020-10-30 17:27 

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Oscar Meyer Weinermobile rolling across New Hampshire this week...

You don't see a lot of hot dogs at Beech Hill Farms in Hopkinton.Thursday was a bit different, as a giant a 27-foot long wiener-on-wheels rolled into the farm's parking lot.Oscar Mayer's iconic hot dog-shaped RV officially dubbed the Wienermob...

 2020-10-30 14:15 

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Firefighters control garage fire in an hour in Webster...

Firefighters responded to a second-alarm fire in Webster at 1:39 a.m. Friday morning. The residents of 439 Deer Meadow Road evacuated with their cats.The fire, which was located in the garage, was under control by 2:33 a.m. Mutual aid from Concord,......

 2020-10-30 01:39 

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Rockin' fundraiser for vets...

The NASWA Resort and NazBar & Grill hosted Rockin' for Vets on Oct. 3 in support of the military community. Together, they raised $8,000 for Veterans Count, the philanthropic arm of Easterseals Military & Veterans Services. Special thanks to all of......

 2020-10-30 01:39 

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Mrs. NH walks for mental health...

Crystal Andres of Concord, who is Mrs. New Hampshire International 2020 and a mental health advocate, took part in the second National Day of Hope on Oct. 17 as part of NAMIWalks. NAMIWalks participants support the National Alliance on Mental......

 2020-10-30 01:33 

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Personal achievements published Oct. 29, 2020...

BOW Sarah Brown received the Blogger Award from Granite State Ambassadors at their annual AMBIEs awards in September.Margaret Jensen earned a bachelor's degree from St. Lawrence University in May.CONCORD Zachary Frament graduated from Stonehill......

 2020-10-30 01:28 

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Trail a path to Gold Award...

Getting people away from screens and out into nature was the goal of one determined Girl Scout, leading her to create a brand new nature trail in Hopkinton where anyone could get fresh air, exercise, and even learn a bit about local flora while......

 2020-10-30 01:27 

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Thanks a Million: Epsom Food Drive a success...

Food drive successThe 5th annual Granite State Brotherhood MC Food Drive held on Oct. 24 at the Country Cook'n at The Circle Restaurant in Epsom was the most successful drive to date. The food drive is sponsored annually by GSB MC in support of the......

 2020-10-30 01:23 

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PE moves indoors for rain...

Rain brought physical education students indoors for some open gym time at Center Woods Upper Elementary School with physical education teachers Pete Barrasso and Tiffany Lewis. Walking on stilts was a popular choice as was the climbing wall. Good......

 2020-10-30 01:16 

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Science of COVID safety protocols...

Mrs. Richardson, a fifth-grade teacher at the Henniker Community School, has been teaching students about COVID-19 protocols such as handwashing and social distancing by turning them into science experiments....

 2020-10-30 01:07 

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Announcements from Oct. 29, 2020...

BowDonate books, pjsThe Bow Garden Club is now accepting donations of new pajamas and books through their annual Pajama Project which will run through mid-November. The pajamas and books collected this year will be distributed to Family Promise of......

 2020-10-29 20:59 

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All N.H. counties now on Vermont's COVID-19 restricted travel list...

Vermont has updated its state quarantine rules, and now includes every New Hampshire county among areas with travel restrictions.Vermont requires a quarantine for travelers to and from any county with over 400 COVID-19 cases per million. Counties with......

 2020-10-29 20:17 

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ACA health insurance enrollment period starts Nov. 1...

The Affordable Care Act has been around for close to a decade but this year's open enrollment period, which starts Nov. 1, is in a class by itself.For one thing, hanging over it is the possibility that the Supreme Court will strike down some or all of...

 2020-10-29 19:55 

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When it comes to COVID, the Halloween cones on Auburn Street have melted away...

The house on Auburn Street has remained yellow, just like the Rosenbergers, Teresa and Eric, had promised the previous owner, a man they called Dr. Tracy.Included in the deal to purchase the home, the Rosenbergers agreed to keep the doctor's......

 2020-10-29 19:34 

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County Attorney race could set tone for how region addresses systemic racism in criminal justice system...

The race for county attorney, up for election Tuesday, could help set the tone for how Merrimack County responds to public demands to address systemic racism in the criminal justice system.In stride with national trends, people of color in New......

 2020-10-29 15:25 

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Concord school board considers delaying superintendent search for lack of candidates...

Concord School Board is considering postponing the hiring of a permanent superintendent for another year and keeping interim superintendent Kathleen Murphy in the position until June 2022. At the end of a special school board meeting held Wednesday to......

 2020-10-29 14:49 

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Vintage Views: Our very own witches...

Now that summer has concluded and the scent of fall is in the air, our thoughts turn again to another season. A season steeped with traditions, folklore and tales. A storied past that has simply been handed from one generation to the next, not based......

 2020-10-29 14:41 

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Create financial stability in shaky times...

In a year that has thrown a pandemic, natural disasters and economic calamity at us while we lurch closer to a presidential election, stability can feel elusive. No matter how well laid your plans, some new crisis might be lurking around the corner,......

 2020-10-29 14:36 

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Mackerel man gets creative with kit...

It is our constant quest to live a life of simplicity and provide for our loving families, to have what we need, and help those that are in need of help. These thoughts bring comfort and satisfaction to most people while others take another road in......

 2020-10-29 12:41 

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Concord Hospital pledges no increased cost for care as a result of merger...

Rather than watch as a nearby health system financially collapsed, Concord Hospital officials felt compelled to act."Folks have thought (about this) very mission-like," Robert Steigmeyer, the CEO of Concord Hospital, said during a roundtable......

 2020-10-29 12:34 

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PHOTOS: A walk through the Flume Gorge...

Peak foliage season has passed for all except the most southern reach of New Hampshire, but hiking trails continue to be popular draws for tourists and locals alike looking for a bit of escape. The COVID-19 pandemic has spurred a surge in recreation......

 2020-10-28 22:05 

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It's too late to mail in an absentee ballot but you can still hand it in...

It's probably too late to mail in your absentee ballot and be certain that it will get counted on Election Day, but it's not too late to vote early in New Hampshire. You just have to hand in the ballot yourself.You'll be in good company becaus...

 2020-10-28 21:52 

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Will national historic importance of Concord's gasholder be enough to save it?...

The round, brick gasholder building in south Concord isn't just a symbol of the city's past but an important piece of America's industrial history, one of barely a dozen such structures still standing and the only one with internal mechanism.....

 2020-10-28 21:50 

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Portsmouth withholds emails between officials about $90K payout...

The city's legal office Monday made public a binder full of pages of emails, sent to and received by female city Police Department employees, but it's withholding emails to and from city officials. All pertain to a $90,000 payout to longtime polic...

 2020-10-28 21:33 

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As political attention moves elsewhere, N.H. Black Lives Matter leaders say they'll keep pushing...

In June, young Black people organized some of the biggest gatherings for racial justice in New Hampshire's history. Newly formed chapters of Black Lives Matter won praise from the state's most powerful elected officials. "We are with you,"...

 2020-10-28 21:29 

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Former LRGH board members trace growth leading to bankruptcy...

Bruce Cheney, who chaired the board of directors at LRGHealthcare in the 1980s, remembers a pretty tight financial ship."The hospital was doing okay," said Cheney, now a Laconia city councilor. "It wasn't setting the world on fire, but it ...

 2020-10-28 21:23 

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New Hampshire rinks reopen with added COVID-19 rules...

On Oct. 15, indoor ice rinks in New Hampshire were ordered to shut down for two weeks after health officials said well over 150 youth and adult hockey players tested positive across 23 different teams over the course of two months.It was the biggest......

 2020-10-28 21:17 

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Social media CEOs face GOP grilling...

The CEOs of Twitter, Facebook and Google are facing a grilling by Republican senators who say the tech giants show an anti-conservative bias.The Senate Commerce Committee has summoned Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Google'...

 2020-10-28 21:04 

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Trump to strip protections from Tongass National Forest...

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will open up more than half of Alaska's Tongass National Forest to logging and other forms of development, according to a notice posted Wednesday, stripping protections that had safeguarded one of the world...

 2020-10-28 21:00 

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Heightened unrest in Philadelphia after Black man's killing...

PHILADELPHIA — A tense Philadelphia braced for more demonstrations Wednesday over the police killing of a Black man following two nights of protests that set off clashes with police and break-ins of stores on the other side of the city.The death of....

 2020-10-28 20:58 

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After succeeding, finally, this outlet for creative artwork will close...

We all know that COVID-19 has no mind, no plan, no sinister thoughts of ruining local businesses and breaking hearts.For Christa Zuber, though, the mid-March quarantine felt personal, as though fueled by a pandemic waiting and ready to strike once her......

 2020-10-27 22:34 

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Activists seek to cut Lebanon police budget in half...

Upper Valley activists are asking the city to cut its police budget in half by the start of 2022 and instead invest in "critical community needs" such as housing, health care and food assistance.The movement, backed by a petition drive, has spurre...

 2020-10-27 22:32 

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Jaffrey-Rindge anticipating teacher shortage following holiday breaks...

The Jaffrey-Rindge Cooperative School District is preparing for an anticipated teacher shortage following the upcoming holidays and has proposed solutions including, in an extreme case, suspending preschool classes and shifting those teachers to......

 2020-10-27 22:31 

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Grants offered to Concord restaurants to help cope with COVID-19 concerns...

Grants are available to help Concord restaurants pay for dividers or other material to help customers feel safer as outdoor dining ends.The City of Concord and the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce say grants of up to $1,500 will be awarded to......

 2020-10-27 22:28 

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Criminal justice reform advocates rethink role of N.H. county attorneys...

Every two years, voters in New Hampshire get to weigh in on their next county attorney. It's an elected position that doesn't get a lot of attention, but county attorneys quietly hold tremendous power over key aspects of the state's criminal j...

 2020-10-27 22:25 

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School board candidates discuss disparities...

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on education was foremost in the conversation among candidates for Concord School Board this week, as most candidates say that issue and student safety in general — is their top priority.In a candidate forum......

 2020-10-27 22:22 

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COVID update: New-case count hits record high; new hospitalizations shows signs of rising...

With 140 more cases of COVID-19 reported Tuesday, the average number of daily new cases has now exceeded the peak in May, although there is considerably more testing happening now than in the early days of the pandemic.Tuesday';s daily report from the....

 2020-10-27 20:38 

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Drop your ballots right in: State's outhouse 'voting booth' is back...

For the past two presidential elections, farmer Chris Owens has conducted an informal vote at his vegetable stand in Holderness. Visitors are invited to drop a ballot into an outhouse toilet of their choosing - one assigned to each of the major......

 2020-10-27 20:30 

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Apartment units open on former tannery site in Penacook...

More than three decades after it stopped being a site of a tannery, two decades after it was condemned and 14 years after the city bought the land, apartments are finally becoming available at the development known as Penacook Landing.The first phase......

 2020-10-27 19:19 

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New Hampshire sues Monsanto over chemical contamination...

New Hampshire filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the agrochemical giant Monsanto over what it says has been widespread PCB pollution in the state.The state alleges Monsanto and two companies that used to be part of Monsanto, Solutia Inc. and Pharmacia......

 2020-10-27 16:53 

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Business notes from Oct. 25, 2020...

NBT Bank is opening a new Regional Commercial Banking Office at 114 N. Main St., Concord. This location will serve as a regional hub for financial solutions for business customers and be led by Connor Theroux. A retail branch is expected to open in......

 2020-10-27 12:41 

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Concord School Board elections: District C candidates on the issues...

Tim FanelliName: Timothy C. FanelliAge: 39Occupation: I.T. ConsultantFamily (if you have children, are they in the school district?): Fiancee Lizzie Sweene and a daughter, Laura, who is turning 8 in two weeks. She is a third grader in the......

 2020-10-26 21:03 

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Massachusetts restaurateur reflects on operating eateries during a pandemic...

The unpredictable restaurant business is something Jimmy Dietz has been drawn to for most of his life.What started as intrigue a 10-year-old boy hanging around the diner where his grandmother worked in Clearwater, Florida led to opening a New York......

 2020-10-26 21:00 

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School officials pass on offering free meal program...

Due to an inability to certify that the community has a "clear need," the Lebanon School District is not participating in a federal program that would offer meals at no cost to all students regardless of their families' income.But some Upper V...

 2020-10-26 20:56 

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'Hartford Dollars' program an even bigger hit than expected...

A program to encourage customers to shop and eat at stores and restaurants in Hartford, Vt., this fall ran out of money only 48 hours after it launched because it was an overwhelming success.Hartford Dollars was organized by the Hartford Area......

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